Firing Employees Because of Facebook Activity Violates the NLRA

On October 21, 2015, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit issued a decision finding that Triple Play Sports Bar and Grille violated the National Labor Relations Act (“Act”) when it fired two employees for airing their criticisms on Facebook.  This is the latest in a string of recent decisions finding that an employee’s online “speech” is protected concerted activity under the Act in some circumstances. 

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EEOC Issues Revised Pregnancy Discrimination Guidance

On June 25, 2015, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued amended Enforcement Guidance on Pregnancy Discrimination and Related Issue (Enforcement Guidance). The Enforcement Guidance is partly in response to the March 2015 U.S. Supreme Court decision in Young v. United Parcel Service, Inc., and supersedes the previous pregnancy discrimination guidance issued back in July of 2014.

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